Aston University biofuel experts advise on how Ukraine can build back greener

May 26, 2023 |

In the UK, Aston University reported that two Aston University scientists have provided expert advice on how the UK research can support Ukraine’s reconstruction.

As Ukraine is one of the largest agricultural producers and exporters it also generates large amounts of agricultural waste which could be used to produce biofuels and valuable chemicals. This could decrease the country’s fuel import dependency and increase the revenues for the sector, the university said.

“Ukraine has significant sustainable agricultural and forestry residues, which can be valuable to plug potential gaps in oil and gas supply for heating in the short term. But in the long term these can provide opportunities to produce sustainable bio chemicals and materials which could provide a basis to grow green chemical, material and construction industries,” said Professor Patricia Thornley, who is director of Aston University’s Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI).

“UK researchers, such as those at EBRI at Aston University and the Supergen Bioenergy Hub, have the experience needed to work on developing these solutions to build back greener. Research evidence and expertise have a vital role to play in supporting policy makers to tackle the complex and urgent challenges related to the reconstruction and recovery of a resilient, sustainable Ukraine,” Thornley said.

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